PHS offers young people gardening experiences throughout the year. They can connect with nature and learn how to have an important role to play in keeping spaces green and healthy. Young gardeners can learn new skills, connect with others, and gain a deeper understanding of how gardens contribute to the greater good of their community.
PHS works with teachers and students to explore the world of gardening at an early age with the hope of creating a lifelong love of horticulture. Young people, families, caretakers, and educators: Get connected. Learn more. Explore our current offerings today.
The PHS McLean Library has put together a listing of summer reading and activities for the whole family, in addition to our general subject guides for children, schools, and gardening.
PHS’s innovative training program, Green City Teachers, provides educators, parents, and gardeners with a focused curriculum on how to start a school garden. Two sets of educator courses are held annually: a Summer three-day session course; and a Fall five-session course.
Invitations to attend PHS classes and workshops
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This tool is the latest resource from Seed Your Future, a coalition of more than 200 partners — including horticulture companies, gardening organizations, schools, colleges, universities, public gardens, youth organizations, nonprofit organizations, and individual advocates — united in their mission to promote horticulture and careers working with plants. The Horticulture Career Exploration Tool features more than 140 career profiles and videos of the possible careers working with plants.
Approaching its 50th year, the PHS Junior Flower Show involves thousands of K-12 students in the Greater Philadelphia region in the excitement of gardening. PHS partners with educators to introduce the many benefits of plants and gardening to students at these curated events.
More information about the 2021 Junior Flower Show will be posted in late Fall of 2020.